Blogging sure has been interesting! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting several people that I’ve known online…in person. I’ve belonged to a decorating board & have met many of those girls over the years & it’s always been so much fun to finally meet someone in person that you have gotten to know online first.
So, back up….about 3 months ago when I found a blog called BooMama. I read all her hilarious stories about her husband, David, and her cute little son, Alex. I knew she was from the South, but not sure where she was exactly. I posted on her blog a few times & made the reference to Birmingham. Well, she emailed me to ask if I knew she lived in Birmingham too? Well, no…I didn’t know that. We chatted a few times by email, talking about some yardsales that I had been to in her neighborhood, etc. She’s a very funny lady & really knows how to tell a good story. I have always wished I was that funny…but, I just didn’t get the funny gene. Anyway, I asked her where she went to church & well, it turns out that we go to the same church. We switched churches back in June & had just started there at the time we talked. So, that was funny…..I wondered if we would ever run into each other. Of course, I only knew her as BooMama, not her real name. And in case you are wondering, as I did, what is a BooMama, she will tell you that too, on her sidebar.
Then, she posted this post…about getting her hair cut & there was a picture of her…and the back of her hair too. So, I had a clue who she was, but this is a big church we attend & the chances of me running into her were pretty slim.
A couple of weeks ago, we got to church fairly early for the 9:00 service & proceeded to walk over to the general area we usually sit. I saw her sitting there with her hubby & instantly knew…it was BooMama! How funny was that? I sat down & told my hubby…I think that’s the girl, BooMama, that I’ve emailed & chatted with. So, I sidled down the row since church hadn’t started yet and sat down beside her and said, “Are you BooMama?”. She turned around to face me with a shocked & surprised look on her face, to hear her blog be mentioned in church. She had said on her blog that she doesn’t like to talk about it around her friends, so I’m quite sure it was a shock to hear that in church. I told her who I was & she remembered our emails & we chatted & got to visit a few minutes before church started. She said that this was a first, to be recognized out in public, at church.
Isn’t that a hoot?? We are totally in different phases of life & different ages, so I doubt that we’ll run into each other a whole lot. But, it was really fun to actually meet Sophie in person…yes, I see that now she has let the cat out of the bag & told everyone her real name! She’s really sweet & friendly in person & I’m so glad we got to meet! If you haven’t been over there, check out her blog. You will be entertained. She’s very Southern & very funny.
It’s a small blog world after all!
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Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe says
How funny! I will have to keep my eyes open for BooMama as well. I confess I was in a little 2nd hand shop in Cahaba Heights and thought this is just the place Rhoda would love~
Oh I love this story! WOW! That is so cool.
the feathered nest says
I can imagine her surprise! Great story. I’ll go check out her blog – gotta find out why she’s BooMama!
I’m glad you met BooMama….What a treat to meet a fellow blogger….
Our church is less that 200 members and I’m pretty sure I’m the only blogger in it. Most don’t know what a blogger is…..
We are having your hot dog sauce recipe today for lunch…Can’t wait! Betty
How fun! I have met people off of other forums (American Saddlebred horse forum) but usually it is because we find out that we will be at the same horse show…but no one from this blog.
How funny! I do love to read her blog, she is very funny and I relate to her stories of relatives especially. Glad you two got to meet.
Neat story, Rhoda! I’m new to blogging and honestly – what got me started was meeting so many wonderful new friends – so I decided to start a blog, too.
I’ve been enjoying reading yours for many months but never commented until now!Please stop by my blog to visit sometime 🙂
Have a wonderful day!
Oh what a hoot! I love the story! I don’t know of anybody in my church that has a blog…and I attend a congregation of 5,000! I keep passing out cards for my blog to everybody at church telling them to “follow me” They think I secretely want to rule the world! (at least that’s what the women’s ministry director says! LOL Anyway, thanks for sharing the story – as I keep looking for bloggers in my church! (smile
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